Crime

Forrest City man arrested for murder after shooting at funeral

A Forrest City man was arrested Friday after police say he shot one person outside a funeral home.

Authorities arrest man in connection with Christmas Day interstate shooting

Man critically injured in Frayser shooting

  FBI searches home and nursing school founded by Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson

  Autopsy report reveals Brandon Webber was shot 16 times by US Marshals

4 arrested after armed robbery on LSU campus; 1 wanted

  Autopsy released after skeletal remains found behind Cordova shopping center

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TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

  Memphis woman accused of firing shots at her ex-boyfriend on I-240

  11 animals found dead from poison in Marked Tree

  Thieves steal 2 Yorkies during burglary

  Shelby County sees increase in fatal crashes in 2020, THP says

  Investigation launched into Shelby County inmate’s death

Man changes plea to guilty for 2015 robbery just as jury is chosen

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office says a 24-year-old man charged with robbing a video game store several years ago pleaded guilty as charged Wednesday, just as a jury had been chosen for his trial.

Miss. tax return preparer sentenced to prison for false tax returns

A jury sentenced a Mississippi tax return preparer to 16 months in prison for filing false tax returns.

Suspect held on $200K bond in off-campus shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students

An investigation is underway after two Alcorn State University students were shot to death Monday night.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

Man arrested in murder of young father

  The Investigators: Collierville ransomware attack cost over $100,000; town now considering legal action

  Hundreds of Shelby County drivers cited for violating ‘Hands-Free’ law

  MPD asking for help tracking down suspects in separate interstate shootings

Marshals arrest 2nd suspect in deadly October 2019 shooting

  MPD says rock caused damage to school bus, not shots

  Police investigating road rage shooting on Poplar Avenue

Police are investigating a road rage shooting that happened on Poplar Avenue near Mendenhall on Tuesday night.

MPD cancels City Watch for 10-year-old boy reportedly taken by non-custodial father

MPD canceled the alert Thursday saying 10-year-old Phillip Stephen White III, also known as Trey, was located.

  US marshals arrest Memphis murder suspect in Arkansas

Family members say 19-year-old Arnold Reyes Reyes was shot while trying to sell his 2006 Ford Mustang Feb. 11. He went to the hospital but died from his injuries.

  Coroner: Woman found dead under Marshall County bridge died of accidental drug overdose

Sarah Vinick was reported missing in early November. Her body was found under Coldwater Creek Bridge on Christmas Eve.

  Former DeSoto Co. police chief arrested, accused of embezzlement

A former North Mississippi police chief has been arrested after being indicted for embezzlement.

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

“It hit home. I couldn’t sleep last night," Sheriff Edward Goods said. "And it’s going to be hard to sleep until we get everybody involved locked up.”

  Investigators find Milwaukee man strangled mother, 2 girls before fleeing to Memphis

After the murders, investigators say Ivery came straight to Memphis where his father lives. Investigators say he killed his girlfriend and two children then drove 600 miles to Memphis.

Memphis man suspected in attempted murder case arrested in Texas

A Memphis man was captured in Texas last week after he allegedly shot a man during a robbery.

  Hearing reset for husband charged with missing Cordova woman’s murder

A Cordova man charged in the death of his wife will face a judge today. A grand jury indicted Carl Hayes, 43, earlier this month - several months after his wife went missing.

  Prosecutors seeking death penalty for prison escapee accused of killing DOC administrator

Curtis Watson appeared in a Lauderdale County courtroom Tuesday afternoon where a judge formally read his charges and prosecutors announced they are seeking the death penalty.

Detainee found dead in his cell at Shelby County Jail, SCSO says

A death investigation is underway after a detainee was found dead at the Shelby County Jail in Downtown Memphis.

2 suspects on the run after critical shooting in Whitehaven

Investigators are searching for information after a critical shooting in Whitehaven late Monday night.

Man dead, another taken to the hospital after shooting in Memphis neighborhood, police say

Suspects are on the run after a double shooting in Raleigh.

  MPD continues search for gunman in weekend street race shooting

The Memphis Police Department is searching for a gunman who injured seven people at an illegal street racing event this weekend.

Police: Rape and burglary suspect leaves jacket and ID at victim’s house

The victim told officers she was asleep in her bedroom when she woke up to find a man touching her. He then covered her mouth and sexually assaulted her.

  Police report: 13-year-old says he accidentally shot 11-year-old brother with cousin’s gun

Memphis police are investigating after a shooting at a Whitehaven apartment complex that sent an 11-year-old boy to the hospital in critical condition.

  Milwaukee man accused of killing mother and 2 girls arrested in Memphis, waives extradition

A triple murder suspect on the run from Wisconsin authorities was arrested in Memphis.

  Man arrested after family says he used machete in deadly double stabbing

Memphis police arrested a man they said is responsible for a deadly stabbing.

  Shelby County inmate captured after Valentine’s Day escape

An escaped Shelby County inmate is back in police custody.

  Arrest warrant issued for man in connection with deadly stabbing

Ledis Sanchez is now wanted for first degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder.

  Inmate found dead in cell at Rankin County prison

MDOC says 42-year-old David Lee May was pronounced dead after he did not respond to resuscitation efforts.

  7 injured after shots fired during street race, police say

A shooting sent five people to the hospital Saturday evening, according to Memphis Police.

  MPD: 1 woman dead, another critically injured in overnight stabbing

Memphis police are investigating a stabbing that killed one woman and left another recovering in the hospital.

Erratic drivers fires shots at vehicle on I-240, police say

Memphis police are looking for a man after he reportedly fired shots at another vehicle on I-240 Saturday morning.

  Shelby County inmate makes Valentine’s Day escape

A Shelby County inmate on work release was picked up by her boyfriend early Friday morning and now investigators are worried she could be in danger.

Lafayette Co. Sheriff’s Dept. seeking information concerning recent threats made against schools

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for making threats towards Lafayette County Schools.

Coahoma County man drowns while fishing, coroner says

According to Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith, the 58-year-old man was fishing in Long Lake off of Highway 1 when he fell in the water.

Man found dead in Victorian Village

A man was found unresponsive in Victorian Village Friday.

  Woman demands changes at apartment complex after her tires were stolen off her car

A Memphis woman reached out to WMC Action News 5 for help after thieves stole the tires right off her car and she says this is an ongoing problem.

  Authorities say Shelby County inmate walked off from work site and may be in danger

According to the Shelby County Division of Corrections, Crystal Hathcock may be with Tory Cole. who was last seen driving a white 2002 Cadillac Escalade with an expired tag BRP430.

Woman’s good deed leads to a kidnapping in Panola County

A Panola County woman reported an alleged kidnapping Thursday morning after pulling over to help a man she thought was having car trouble.

Affidavit: Two arrested in Shelby County drug bust

According to an affidavit, detectives executed search warrants at the Extended Stay on Poplar Avenue and a home in Cordova on Wednesday.

Young father shot, killed trying to sell car in Berclair

A Berclair family is asking for your help finding the man who killed a young father who was just trying to sell his car.

  Man shot, killed in Cordova

Memphis Police confirms a man was shot and killed in Cordova Thursday.

  MPD: Man shot in front of restaurant

A man was shot in front of a restaurant on East Shelby Drive Thursday, according to Memphis Police.

  Victim kidnapped by former teacher settles lawsuit with Maury Co. School District

A former Maury County student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by her former teacher has settled a lawsuit with the school district.

  TBI offering reward in 2016 cold case murder of Munford woman

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for information that might help bring justice to the family and friends of a Munford woman who was killed almost four years ago.

  Forrest City honors officers injured in Walmart shooting

The brother of one of the police officers critically injured in the Forrest City Walmart shooting said his brother is still alive by the grace of God.

  Shelby Co. commissioners tour possible site for juvenile detention center

Wednesday, leaders toured the Shelby Training Center -- an abandoned detention facility off Lamar Avenue that's owned by a private prison operator.

Police searching for suspect in fatal triple stabbing

Investigators identified the suspect as 54-year-old Kelvin Nelson.

Neighbors on edge after recent home invasions in Berclair

Police say a man is behind bars, accused of burglarizing the homes of two elderly women in Berclair.

  Mid-South principal arrested for refusing to take breathalyzer during traffic stop

Tunica County Chief Deputy Randy Stewart says an officer conducted a traffic stop on Stripling Saturday and Stripling refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Police investigating homicide in Berclair

Memphis police say a man is dead after a shooting in Berclair Tuesday night.

Convicted killer gets life plus 30 years in prison for Memphis murder

A Memphis man has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for a local murder.

U of M Police Services report woman held at gunpoint during on-campus robbery

Police Services with the University of Memphis say a woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon during an arranged meeting to sell an item.

  Father sentenced to probation years after 3-year-old son accidentally shot and killed himself

A Memphis father has been sentenced to probation for the shooting death of his 3-year-old son.

Orange Mound man pleads guilty on trial day, sentenced 18 years

An Orange Mound man is facing 18 years in prison for the murder of a man back in 2016 that stemmed from an argument.

  Forrest City Walmart remains closed following fatal officer-involved shooting, ASP continues investigation

Arkansas State Police are continuing to piece together what took place Monday morning inside a Walmart store in Forrest City, Arkansas. The encounter left two police officers shot and a suspect dead.

First Horizon Bank warns customers about fake phone calls and text messages targeting account information

In a warning posted on firsthorizon.com, the bank says their customers are being contacted by a spoofed telephone number that appears on caller ID as First Horizon Bank’s Customer Service department.

Memphis police officer relieved of duty after being charged with DUI

An officer with the Memphis Police Department has been relieved of duty after facing DUI charges.

Mid-South police chief indicted for misconduct and theft of property, TBI says

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted the Selmer Police Cheif, Neal Burks, on two counts.

  Trial date for Billy Ray Turner, man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, set for Oct. 2020

The trial date has been set for the man accused of killing for NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

  Woman who had alleged relationship with former MPD officer arrested on drug charges

She’s a woman linked to a 2017 murder. She’s also accused of a romantic relationship with the police lieutenant who investigated the murder.

  Investigators working to find motive in Forrest City Walmart officer-involved shooting

Another shooting made headlines at a Mid-South Walmart -- this time in Forrest City, Arkansas where investigators are looking for a motive.

  Husband of Cordova mother missing since May 2019 arrested for murder, evidence tampering

Carl Hayes was arrested Monday morning for second-degree murder and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

  Officers injured in Forrest City Walmart shooting expected to recover

Law enforcement officials describe a terrifying scene that played out Monday morning at the store on Deaderick Road.

  New DOJ data shows increase in officer-involved shootings from 2018 to 2019

The WMC Action News 5 Investigators exclusively obtained data from the Department of Justice Monday showing the number of police officers shot while on the job in 2019 increased compared to the prior year.

  Police chief: Suspect in Arkansas Walmart shooting was known to officers

Police Chief Deon Lee says Bobby Gibbs was known to officers before Monday’s shooting.